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Eastern Brown Pelican

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(7) Name: 'Quilting : Eastern Brown Pelican
Eastern Brown Pelican

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic Applique Skills
  • Basic Embroidery Skills

Pattern Description:

I love birds. I love drawing birds, painting birds, making applique blocks of birds, anything to do with birds. I discovered that 28 birds are all that is needed to represent all 50 states. So with a center flying eagle, I designed and made 'Symbols of Our Unity'.

The blocks are 8" but can be enlarged to 10" or 12" if desired, but an 8" block with a 2" border is perfect for a mini quilt that will fit a table stand. A bird block mini-quilt of their own state bird would make a great gift for that someone special.

These blocks can be done with needleturn, fusible, or machine applique. Pick your favorite method. Blocks are cut 9" to allow for shrinking while stitching, but cut to 8-1/2" after sewing.

Please visit my website at http://www.artbyalexa.com to access other photos and my blog. There are tutorials for back baste applique and other techniques that you might find useful.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 8" finished

Materials:

  • One 9" square background fabric
  • One 8" square white fabric for bird (see photo)
  • One 7" square medium blackish brown fabric for bird (see photo)
  • One 6" square light gray for bird beak and feet (see photo)
  • One 5" square medium gray fabric for bird (see photo)
  • One 4" square black fabric for bird (see photo)
  • One 5" square brown fabric for pier (see photo)
  • Plastic Template
  • Applique thread to match fabrics
  • Black, medium gray, and light orange embroidery floss
  • Yellow Fabrico fabric marker

You Will Also Need:

  • Applique Needles
  • Embroidery Needles
  • Lightbox (optional)
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About the designer

Alexandra Henry is an award winning needle artist. She has been quilting, drawing, painting, and sewing since childhood. Alexandra is a free lance graphic artist/designer. Please visit Alexandra's ...

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